Michael Yates explains why inequality matters, how it negatively affects nearly every aspect of our lives, how its underlying causes are rooted in modern capitalism, and why informed radical action by working people, the unemployed and the poor is needed to overcome the great inequality that marks our time.
Michael Roberts reviews John Smith’s Imperialism in the 21st Century. This “powerful and searing indictment of the exploitation of billions of people,” argues that “the huge low wage proletariat that has emerged in the last 30 years is the key to the profits of imperialism.”
In “Economics After Capitalism: A Guide to the Ruins & a Road to the Future,” ecosocialist Derek Wall offers an insightful overview of non-orthodox economics, from Social Credit to Marxism to Elinor Ostrom.
To avoid challenging the fossil fuel profiteers, the Paris negotiators bet on untested and dangerous geoengineering technologies.
The politicians who poisoned the water supply in Flint are as bad as they come, but it’s the system they serve that makes such disasters inevitable.
‘Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming.’ A brilliant Marxist critique of capitalism and the origins of the fossil fuel economy
Michael Lebowitz: “The tragedy of our commons is that our finite world is being destroyed by the relentless drive for profit, by the system we must name—capitalism.”
In ‘This Changes Everything,’ Naomi Klein shows that industry interests are opposed to those of ordinary people, a point climate activists have had trouble communicating and been reluctant to embrace
Capitalism’s infrastructure, which is designed to dominate nature, cannot simply be taken over and used for an ecological transformation. Only a complete, root-and-branch change will do the job.
The auto giant only did what the capitalist system demands of every corporation: it put profit first, no matter who got hurt
Large corporations get away with ecocidal behaviour by obscuring the link between endless economic growth and environmental destruction
Video: The author of ‘This Changes Everything’ speaking at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, Australia, September 5, 2015
Three new books by ecosocialist Derek Wall … The commons in history … The sustainable economics of Elinor Ostrom … Economics after capitalism
Book review: “Economic expansion is unavoidable under capitalism, and destruction of the planet is the inexorable result.”
So much for “private enterprise” – the IMF says energy companies receive $5.3 trillion a year in subsidies from governments worldwide
Interview with the author of This Changes Everything: “If you can marry an economic justice agenda with climate action, people will fight for that future”
Book Review: Elizabeth Kolbert’s best-selling account of mass extinctions blames human nature, ignoring the crucial role of capitalism’s relentless search for growth and accumulation.
Our job is not to stand across the street yelling at people until they pass resolutions calling for the abolition of surplus value. We must be with the masses, where and when they are willing to struggle.
Monbiot on why the UN climate talks have wasted 23 years … Pablo Solon on the climate negotiating text … Bakken Oil and market anarchy … A new era of rapid temperature change
Despite making powerful criticisms of multinational mining corporations, an NGO-organized conference in Cape Town ignored essential links with related struggles